Girl Scouts host drive for Fisher House

Girl Scouts from Ramstein Troop 2 will team up with the Landstuhl Fisher House June 4 and 5 to host a drive for current DVDs. When military families come to stay at the Fisher House, they can borrow movies from their library. This collection is outdated and needs to be replaced with current films for residents’ enjoyment. The Scouts are hosting the drive to meet a need in their community. Anyone can purchase new movies and drop them in a collection box at either the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center or MOMS video store on Ramstein.

In addition, the Girl Scouts will be collecting money for the purchase of white washcloths and black umbrellas. Many times, when people stay at the facilities, they forget to pack umbrellas, a virtual necessity for Germany’s rainy climate. Fisher House likes to have extra umbrellas on hand that residents can use when they need to walk to the hospital.

Vivian Wilson, manager of the LRMC Fisher House, expressed gratitude for the hard work the Girl Scouts put into the drive. 

“Because of their efforts, our families will be able to enjoy some down time from the hospital, watching current movies with their families and other house guests. Furthermore, with the inclement weather that we often experience here in Germany, the umbrellas will be much appreciated by our residents,” Mrs. Wilson said.

Rachel Kersey is spearheading the drive as part of her Gold Award project.

“I’ve been a Scout since kindergarten. I’ve earned both the Bronze Award as a junior Scout and Silver Award as a cadette. I’m really excited to be working towards the highest achievement in Girl Scouts ― the Gold Award,” Rachel said. “My leaders, Mrs. Beth Talley and Mrs. Dana Lanier, and the rest of my troop are all rallying behind me to help make this a big success.”

The Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, provides free temporary housing for families awaiting the recovery of a loved one undergoing extensive medical care.  Fisher Houses are always located in close proximity to a military hospital.

Everyone in the KMC should come out and donate a movie or make a financial contribution to support Fisher House as they provide a comfortable environment for families. Monetary donations will only be collected at the KMCC. Movies should be family- appropriate, rated PG, PG-13, or R. Gently-used movies will also be accepted if they are within a year or two old.

The LRMC Fisher Houses depend greatly on the charitable donations and volunteer hours of individuals and organizations for day-to-day operations, projects and events. For more information, visit their website at

(Courtesy of the Ramstein Girl Scouts)